Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away...the gripping second novel from the author of the mega-bestselling GONE GIRL.
THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
'Eerily macabre... Wonderful' Guardian
'A nerve-fraying thriller' New York Times
'Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold Blood' Daily Mail
Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet - and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer.
Twenty-five years later the Kill Club - a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes - gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate - for a fee.
But when Libby's search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer.
THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL
'I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer' Kate Atkinson
'Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller' Stephen King
'An extraordinarily good writer' Observer
A NEW YORKER 'REVIEWERS' FAVORITE'
A WEEKEND TODAY 'TOP SUMMER READ'
CHICAGO TRIBUNE 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR'
Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre -- Stephen King
Gillian Flynn's writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer -- Kate Atkinson
With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke -- Val McDermid
Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn't let go -- Karin Slaughter
Flynn's second novel is a wonderful evocation of drab small-town life. The time-split narrative works superbly and the atmosphere is eerily macabre-Dark Places is even better than the author's award-winning Sharp Objects. * Guardian *
This is only Flynn's second crime novel . . . and demonstrates even more forcibly her precocious writing ability and talent for the macabre * Daily Mail *
Dark Places, Flynn's second novel, confirms her exceptional talent * Times Literary Supplement *
Gutsy, atmospheric and suspense-loaded * Woman & Home *
Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma. * New Yorker *
Gutsy thriller of one woman pitted against her murderous brother. * WOMAN & HOME *
In a brilliantly interwoven plot, Gillian Flynn keeps the reader balanced on a knife-edge * TANGLED WEB *
Gillian Flynn is a great writer, equally able to ratchet up the suspense as creaet memorable characters and pervasive moods. This is a great and original piece of rural noir. * CATHOLIC HERA
- Short-listed for CWA Daggers: Steel 2009 (UK)
Dimensions: 196mm x 126mm x 34mm